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  • Milk futures mostly higher Thursday, cash dairy mostly steady

    Milk futures mostly higher, cash dairy mostly steady Thursday May Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange down 24 cents to $12.88.  June up 4 to $13.60.  July through […]

  • Tyson to provide bonuses for frontline worker

    Tyson has announced it will pay roughly $60 million in “thank you” bonuses to 116,000 frontline workers and Tyson truck drivers who are supporting the company’s operations every […]

  • New soybean cyst nematode resistance type to be released

    There’s new hope in the fight against soybean cyst nematode (SCN). The seed company Syngenta is doing a limited release of a new soybean variety with the type of resistance known as PI 89772. […]

  • MHA: rural hospitals in critical need of stimulus funds

    Rural hospitals, already going through financial struggles before COVID-19, are facing severe financial setbacks and are asking for immediate help. Dave Dillon, spokesman for the Missouri Hospital […]

  • NCGA: staying healthy is a priority as planting season begins

    About 70 percent of farmers don’t have a formal back-up plan if a key member of the operation becomes ill with COVID-19, according to a recent survey of farmers. National Corn Growers […]

  • Iowa DOT to issue restricted CDLs remotely

    The Iowa Department of Transportation is asking co-ops and other ag businesses to contact the agency about obtaining seasonal CDLs—commercial driver’s licenses. Bill Bartelson with Iowa […]

  • Dry whey exports near one year high in February

    U.S. dry whey exports reached a nearly one-year high in February. With an increase of more than 3,100 metric tons, the USDA says it was the strongest February for dry whey since 2014. A decline […]

  • Cattle, hog futures limit down on fundamental pressure

    At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle futures ended the day limit down, on follow-through selling with additional pressure from the ongoing deterioration of wholesale values, […]

  • MU Extension to farmers: COVID-19 knows no boundaries

    Farmers are being urged to practice social distancing and other prevention measures on and off the farm. Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension agronomist field specialist, says farmers need […]

  • Mixed finish for soybeans, corn

    Soybeans were mixed, mostly lower, with commercials consolidating positions. Weekly export numbers were neutral, with China the second biggest weekly buyer, but with a slow week for shipments, with […]

  • Lawmakers urge ‘swift assistance’ for cattle producers

    Photo courtesy CattleFax More than 145 members of Congress are urging USDA to provide “swift assistance” to cattle producers who have been adversely impacted by the ongoing coronavirus […]

  • Perdue mulling whether to reopen DMC enrollment

    U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue continues to mull reopening enrollment in the Dairy Margin Coverage program. Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson, chair of the House Ag Committee, tells Brownfield he […]

  • U.S. Grains Council says U.S remains open for business

    The Secretary Treasurer of the U.S. Grains Council wants the world to know the U.S. remains open for business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chad Willis, who farms near Willmar in west-central […]

  • April 1st corn harvest not a joke

    A Minnesota farmer spent part of this week harvesting corn.  Bryan Klabunde of Waubun in the northwest part of the state says it was so wet last fall he had to let about 400 acres sit through […]

  • Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: April 2, 2020

    May corn closed at $3.33 and 1/2, down 1 and 1/4 centsMay soybeans closed at $8.58 and 3/4, down 4 centsMay soybean meal closed at $309.10, down $5.80May soybean oil closed at 26.24, up 19 pointsMay […]

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